2018 PODCAST EPISODE ARCHIVE
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The KissFAQ Podcast is a weekly chat show featuring members of the KissFAQ message board and other guests discussing a wide variety of KISS-related topics. Our objective is simple: Have fun chatting with other fans from around the world and hopefully entertain the KISS Army in the process. "By the board for the bored!" A gigantic "Thank You" to all of the participants on these episodes, and to YOU, the listener.
Ep.160 - The Very Best of Vinnie Vincent (Jan. 5, 2018)
Julian and Lonnie consider which Vinnie Vincent related tracks or songs they'd include on their personal Very Best of Vinnie Vincent album... Listen HERE.
Ep.161 - Final Vault Thoughts/Your Questions (Jan. 12, 2018)
Julian, Ken, Mark, and Lonnie get together to discuss the further adventures at the Los Angeles Gene Simmons Vault Experience and attempt to answer questions from members of the board about the experience and product. Check out some exclusive footage from Julien's Vault Experience. A demon-sized "Thank You" to Gene Simmons, Keith Valcourt, and the rest of the Rhino crew for hosting an incredible event that truly was an EXPERIENCE! Listen HERE.
Ep.162 - Atlanta Expo Recap (Jan. 26, 2018)
Julian, Ken, Andy, and Lonnie get together recap the Atlanta KISS Expo featuring Vinnie Vincent and note the highs and lows from various perspectives from an incredible three days... Listen HERE.
Ep.163 - What if Vinnie Vincent Unplugged? (Feb. 2, 2018)
Julian, Lonnie, and Mark consider the sets that they'd like Vinnie Vincent to perform should the pyro-messiah decide to unplug for an accoustical invasion, and the players/format he might consider using... Listen HERE.
Ep.164 - The Miami Vault Machine (Feb. 8, 2018)
Julian and Nigel dig into the changes made for the Miami Gene Simmons Vault Experience and some of the special guests present at the event. They also start discussing the music on the Vault, a task of surprising difficulty considering the amount of music being experienced in on shot... Listen HERE.
Ep.164 1/2 - The KISS Kruise Gathering III (Feb. 10, 2018)
Julian is joined by Joe and Andy who announce all of the special guests planned for the pre-KISS Kruise Gathering III party in Miami on October 30 at The Hanger. See https://www.eventbrite.com for tickets and further information! Listen HERE.
Ep.165 - Who Ruled KISS (Feb. 15, 2018)
Julian, Ken, and Lonnie discuss several topics including the recent KISS Podcast wars, and then try to determine which member of KISS ruled the roost for a particular album/era, from Dynasty through Monster... Listen HERE.
Ep.166 - Best of the "Vault," Pt. 1 (Feb. 22, 2018)
Julian and Ken start the process of sifting through the voluminous Gene Simmons "Vault" and picking their 2 favorite tracks (and least favorite) from the first 5 disks... Listen HERE.
Ep.167 - A conversation with Big John Harte (Mar. 2, 2018)
Julian and Ken are joined by KISS' former head of security who will be publishing his autobiography in the summer of 2018. From John's start in the business through to his return to working with KISS, many topics are discussed which will be featured in more detail in his published work. For more information about John's book, please visit https://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/bigjohnharte...
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Ep.168 - St. Louis Surprise, Twitter, and other Current Events (Mar. 8, 2018)
Julian, Lonnie, Mark, and Ken delve into Lonnie's surprising weekend in St. Louis, both at the Gene Simmons Vault Experience, and another separate spacey event the following day; and some other current events... Listen HERE.
Ep.169 - Wicked Swedes and top-10 KISS lyrics... (Mar. 12, 2018)
Julian is joined by two members of the Scandinavian KISS Army, Carl and Daniel, to discuss some of the interesting stories Carl has encountered interviewing members of Wicked Lester. The trio also pick their Top-10 of KISS lyrics... Listen HERE.
Ep.170 - Double Platinum Hits 40 and Dope (Mar. 16, 2018)
Julian, Lonnie, Mark, and Ken discuss the merits of Double Platinum as it celebrates its 40th anniversary and delve into a couple of topics on the board... Listen HERE.
Ep.171 - Best of the "Vault," Pt. 2 (Mar. 23, 2018)
Julian and Ken continue the process of sifting through the voluminous Gene Simmons "Vault," picking their 2 favorite tracks (and least favorite) from the disks 6 through the bonus... Listen HERE.
Ep.172 - New York City Vault Kitty (Mar. 29, 2018)
Julian and Scott discuss Peter Criss' appearance at the Gene Simmons Vault Experience in New York City last weekend... Listen HERE.
Ep.173 - Topic Roulette IV (Apr. 6, 2018)
Julian, Ken, Lonnie, and Mark discuss a bunch of different topics, including some of the latest drama afflicting aspects of the KISS Army... Listen HERE.
Ep.174 - Guess Who's Coming To Town? (Apr. 16, 2018)
Julian is joined by the unofficial & unsanctioned KISS Kruise Preparty Gathering organizers Joe and Andy to announce some Very special details about a Very important guest at their event; along with some additional guest and eVent info. For tickets and other information, please visit their website at https://www.thekisskruisepreparty.com
Ep.175 - Stretching KISS' Longevity (Apr. 20, 2018)
Julian, Lonnie, Ken, and Mark consider ideas for stretching KISS' longevity in the public eye... Listen HERE.
Ep.176 - An Alternative 1978... (Apr. 27, 2018)
Julian, Lonnie, Ken, and Mark manage to get through an episode without saying "Vault" once! Instead, we discuss alternative scenarios for KISS in 1978... And Happy Birthday Ace Frehley! Listen HERE.
Ep.177 - Toronto '74 & More With Jeff Suhs (May 2, 2018)
Julian is joined by KISS Alive Forever co-author Jeff Suhs to discuss the recently discovered Sept. 1974 KISS recording from Toronto, and more about KISS' live performances and recordings that year. This episode is packed full of the sort of details KISS many geeks crave! Listen HERE.
Crossover Podcast: The Best of the Gene Simmons Vault (May 10, 2018)
Members of the Podcast Rock City, Growin' Up Rock, Podder Than Hell, and KissFAQ podcasts combine to pick their 15 tracks from the Gene Simmons Vault that they would release as a "Best of the Vault" for the masses. Join Sonny "Hollywood" Pooni, Steve Wright, Ken Keenan, and Julian Gill as they select their favorite 15, 2 near misses, and 1 track they'd not torture a rock with! Listen HERE.
Ep.178 - Producer Michael James Jackson (May 11, 2018)
The KissFAQ interview with KISS producer Michael James Jackson. Listen HERE.
Ep.179 - 2018 Indy Expo Recap (May 18, 2018)
Julian and Andy recap their incredible experiences at the unbelievable 2018 edition of the sure-to-become-legendary Indy KISS Expo. Listen HERE.
Ep.180 - A nice pair of May KISSes: Dynasty/Unmasked (May 25, 2018)
Ken, Julian, Alain, and Daniel discuss KISS' pop perfection sister albums, Dynasty and Unmasked which were released in May of 1979 and 1980 respectively. What are the positives and have they stood the test of time? Listen HERE.
Ep.181 - Las Vegas Vault 2 with Special Guest Paul Stanley Recap (May 28, 2018)
Paul Stanley was the special guest at the May 26, 2018 Gene Simmons Vault Experience in Las Vegas. The KissFAQ presents full coverage of the Songs and Stories section of the show with exclusive footage from the event. Skip to roughly 25 minutes for the start of the Vault coverage. Listen HERE.
Ep.182 - Topic Roulette V (June 8, 2018)
Ken and Julian discuss a variety of topics including Rock 'N' Pod/Vinnie saga, redesigning KISSONLINE, a stage for a 2019 tour, a KISS Vault, and more!
Ep.183 - KISS' Krimes... (June 15, 2018)
Julian, Ken and Mark discuss some of the things that they think are KISS' most egregious krimes! Album choices, merch choices, personal issues, these one's stand out for us!
Ep.184 - Why Starchild, WHY!? (June 22, 2018)
Julian, Ken, Mark, and Lonnie several topics relating to KISS in 2018/19 - thoughts on the Europe tour, why Paul might be doing what he's been doing, and more!
Ep.185 - Ace has a Plan for KISS... (June 29, 2018)
Julian, Ken, Mark, and Lonnie several topics including where Vinnie may have gone wrong, Ace's plan for KISS, and more!
Ep.186 - First, Last, and Forever... (July 6, 2018)
Julian, Ken, Mark, and Lonnie several topics including where Vault cancellations, surprise KISS albums, 3-D vinyl, and more!
Ep.187 - Finally, the MAGIC is back! (July 8, 2018)
Julian is joined by author Ros Radley who will imminently be offering pre-orders for his long-awaited and highly-anticipated "MAGIC - The KISS Kronicles 1973 to 1983"book project. The Dr. is in and has prescribed preparation-M to sooth that itch you've been waiting to scratch!
Ep.188 - The Greatest Show on Earth! (July 13, 2018)
Julian and Lonnie are joined by Andrew Sgambati who is putting together an unofficial video project that should be of interest to many KISS fans. They also discuss the band's current outing in Europe...
Ep.189 - Meet and Greet This... (July 20, 2018)
Julian, Ken, and Lonnie discuss a variety of topics including the AXL/DC'ification of KISS, more changes to meet and greets, and more...
Ep.190 - 2000s KISS Video Wars... (July 27, 2018)
Julian, Ken, and Andrew discuss the best modern era KISS live video package, and more...
Ep.191 - Vinnie Live and The End (Aug. 3, 2018)
Julian and Mark discuss various topics including Vinnie's announcement of a live acoustic appearance and KISS' end...
Ep.192 - What Vinnie Will Perform in Miami? (Aug. 8, 2018)
Julian is joined by Gathering III organizers Joe and Andy for an update regarding their incredible KISS Kruise VIII pre-party events taking place in Miami, and they reveal which two songs Vinnie will perform with Four By Fate...
Ep.193 - We Open Up A Can of Spaceman! (Aug. 10, 2018)
Andrew, Lonnie, Ken, and Julian discuss several current topics, not least the release of Ace Frehley's new single...
Ep.194 - Catching Up With Keith Valcourt... (Aug. 13, 2018)
Julian gets a chance to catch up with Rhino's Global Project Manager, Keith Valcourt, for updates about the Gene Simmons Vault Experience. With Australia looming, we look back and forward on the year's activities and possibilities in 2019. For more information about the Gene Simmons Vault, please visit www.genesimmonsvault.com... Listen HERE.
Ep.195 - The Last "Classic" KISS... (Aug. 17, 2018)
Ken, Andrew, Mark, and Julian discuss several topics including the new official KISS Lock Screen App and what they consider to be the last classic studio track KISS has released? Listen HERE.
Ep.196 - Attack Of The Phantoms... (Aug. 23, 2018)
Lonnie, Andrew, Ken, and Julian discuss their thoughts on KISS and the Attack of the Phantoms version of the 1978 TV movie compiled for the big-screen in non-US markets; and more! Listen HERE.
Ep.197 - Nashville Starz 'n' More... (Aug. 26, 2018)
In this recap of the 2018 Nashville Rock 'N' Pod Expo, Julian is joined for discussions by Gary Shaller (PodKISSt), Allen Tate (Ages of Rock), Peter Cecere (I Love It Loud Cast), Brad Page (I'm In Love With That Song), Greg Renoff (Van Halen Rising), Andre LaBelle (Vinnie Vincent/The Sky), Steve and Greg (the Lipstick Panel), Joe X. Dube and Brendan Harkin (Starz), Steven Michael (Growin' Up Rock), and BJ Kahuna (Rock and/or Roll). Listen HERE.
Ep.198 - KISS' Catchiest Songs and Wrong Choices... (Aug. 31, 2018)
Mark, Lonnie, Ken, and Julian discuss Gene's unfortunate stage comments in Australia, their picks for KISS' catchiest songs, which albums were supported by the wrong singles. AND Alain calls in to update everyone on his forthcoming Official KISS Originals + 1 photo book! Listen HERE.
Ep.199 - Vaults & Vegemite Down Under... (Sep. 7, 2018)
Julian is joined Roger from Adelaide to discuss Ace and Gene's tour of Australia and the Adelaide Vault exprience from a first-hand perspective... Listen HERE.
Ep.200 - Well, This Episode Went Downhill... (Sep. 14, 2018)
Julian, Ken, Lonnie, and Mark start out talking about "Animalize"'s birthday, and it's downhill from there... Listen HERE.
Ep.201 - Gathering 3 Update / The Kulick Brother (Sep. 17, 2018)
Julian is joined by organizers of the KISS Kruise unofficial Gathering 3, Joe and Andy, for an update about a special CD launch party that will be part of their amazing event. They also discuss some of the Bruce Kulick era songs they'd love to hear performed by the Kulick Brother on the Kruise... Listen HERE.
Ep.202 - The End of the Road (for real)... (Sep. 21, 2018)
Julian, Andrew, Alex, Ken, and Lonnie get together for an reaction to the official announcement of the long-awaited and poorly kept secret of KISS' final farewell, the End of the Road Tour... Listen HERE.
Ep.203 - We Tackle YOUR Topics! (Sep. 21, 2018)
Daniel, Ken, Mark, and Julian fearlessly address some topic suggestions from viewers/listeners. We thank everyone who sent in a suggestion and welcome more for a future episode! Listen HERE.
Ep.204 - Paul, Pumas, Psycho & Picks (Sep. 28, 2018)
Ken, Lonnie, and Julian discuss Paul's recent appearance on a Rolling Stone podcast, his Puma line of shoes, some song picks for the EOTR tour, and the 20th anniversary of Psycho Circus... Listen HERE.
Ep.205 - Mitch Talks Interviewing Paul (Oct. 1, 2018)
Julian is joined by Mitch Lafon to discuss his recent interview with Paul Stanley on Westwood's One "Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon"... Check out the Paul Stanley interview on https://open.spotify.com/show/2J5YIaKeccTZBnsMMUErEg Listen HERE.
Ep.206 - Borrowing From Other Acts? (Oct. 4, 2018)
Julian, Ken, Lonnie, and Mark discuss the elements from other bands that KISS could conceivably borrow to make things easier on themselves - and still deliver a quality show...
Ep.207 - Wigs, Covers, Erasers and Firings... (Oct. 12, 2018)
Julian, Ken, Mark, and Daniel fearlessly address some more topic suggestions from viewers/listeners. We thank everyone who sent in a suggestion and welcome more for a future episode!
Ep.208 - Merry Spacemas! (Oct. 19, 2018)
Julian, Ken, Mark, and Lonnie disect Ace Frehley's new Spaceman album. What are the high points, the lows, and is it a winner or a cat's furball? Oh, and win a copy of the stunning new Originals+1 photobook.
Ep.209 - New costumes, stage, set, and Paul... (Oct. 26, 2018)
Julian, Ken, Mark, and Lonnie discuss the new costumes and disscet some of Paul's recent comments about what the End of the Road may or may not entail...
Ep.210 - KISS Kurrent Affairs and Thoughts (Nov. 2, 2018)
With Julian on the KISS Kruise, this week's show has Ken, Daniel and host Mark discussing a variety of KISS related topics, including their predictions on the End of the Road tour and some personal memories from their KISS Fandom.
Ep.211 - FAQ'ing Off at Sea! (Nov. 9, 2018)
Julien reconvenes with Lonnie, Mark, and Ken to recap the good, the bad, and the downright dirty among the dodgy seamen on the KISS Kruise VIII.
Ep.212 - FAQ'ing Off in Miami! (Nov. 15, 2018)
Julian is joined by Andy, one of the organizers of the Gathering 3 pre-Kruise event in Miami, to discuss how things went with Vinnie Vincent and the surprises at the show at the Hanger Halloween night...
Ep.213 - Vinnie Postpones and other topics (Nov. 16, 2018)
Julian, Lonnie, Ken, and Mark, return to discuss Vinnie's postponement of his December Memphis concert, recent KISS press quotes, and a question from the KISS Kruise post-cruise questionairre...
Ep.214 - What if there was a KISS biopic? (Nov. 23, 2018)
Julian, Ken, Daniel, and Andrew discuss some of the endless possibilities of scenes from a prospective KISS biopic. They also discuss some of Eddie Trunk's latests comments regarding the band...
Ep.215 - Lonnie's Revenge! (Nov. 30, 2018)
Lonnie, Mark, and Ken take advantage of Julien's absence to discuss some KISS current affairs...
Ep.216 - Deep Kuts, Cringes and Infamy... (Dec. 7, 2018)
Daniel, Julian and Ken discuss what makes a KISS deep kut, KISS kringes, moments of KISStoric infamy and more...
Ep.217 - 2018 NJ KISS Expo Recap (Dec. 12, 2018)
Julian is joined by Andy to recap the incredible 2018 NJ KISS Expo which featured Ace Frehley performing his 1978 solo album in its entirety. Get the low-down on all three days of the Expo here, and some other interesting nuggets about some different topics...
Ep.218 - Ace, Tommy, Bridges, and matches... (Dec. 20, 2018)
Julian, Ken, Mark, and Lonnie discuss a variety of topics including Ace's plans to record a DVD/Album featuring his solo album performance, plus the additional songs they'd like to hear; Tommy's top-10 KISS songs, and more...
Ep.219 - 2018 Recap, Part 1... (Dec. 26, 2018)
Julian, Ken, Lonnie and Daniel discuss today's KISS news and look back on 2018 and pick their personal favorite KISSes, 1 lump of KISS-branded koal, and pick one thing their most looking forward to in 2019...
Ep.220 - 2018 Recap, Part 2... (Dec. 31, 2018)
Julian, is joined by special guests Alex, Brad, Bill, and Nils who look back on 2018 and pick their personal favorite KISSes 2018: Activities, purchases, experiences, or whatever, one lump of KISS-branded Koal (something that didn't meet expectations), and hopes for 2019.
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